New Releases

New Releases consists of the latest acquisitions to the VDB collections, be they contemporary works by artists, titles that are newly-preserved or edited that are now being made available to audiences, or recently released DVD Box Sets or compilations.
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These early works by artist Suzie Silver form a trilogy centering around popular culture and queer desire.

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Artist Compilations, Compilations

Tags: body, camp, culture jamming, humor, lgbtq, music

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Little Radek, the step-dancing Bolshevik; Machera, the Andean Robin Hood, and Maria Spiridonova, the Russian socialist assassin are your guides for Past Leftist Life Regression therapy. In this third Inner Trotsky Child video, narrator Lois Severin...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: activism, labor, philosophy, politics, state, the

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In the film Mad Ladders, the prophetic ramblings of an unseen narrator recount fantastical dreams of the coming Rapture, as crystalline imagery of rolling clouds gives way to heavily-processed video of moving stage sets from The American Music...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: media analysis, mental landscape, music, myth, nature, television

2015 | 1:16:00
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The sale of a plot of land marks the kick off of an unlikely road trip in this strange American odyssey. When eteam buys an acre of the Southwestern desert on eBay, the deed fails to arrive and the pair attempt to track down the phantom seller....

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: family, feature length, landscape, technology, travel

Dani Leventhal + 1 other
2015 | 29:23
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“A soldier’s trip to Syria is complicated when he accidentally impregnates a friend. Meanwhile, a horse breeder from Ohio is driven away from home by her own desire to become pregnant. In Hard as Opal the lines between truth and fiction, fact and...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: animals, family, nature, portrait, sexuality

Cooper Battersby + 1 other
2015 | 27:08
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“Fouteen year old bone collector Maxine Rose is looking for validation from her heroes, amongst them the primatologist Jane Goodall, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the New Zealand teen pop star Lorde. Offering them a gift of language, Maxine Rose...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: feminism, language, love, youth/childhood

2012 | 32:35
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In 1998, Zaatari interviewed Egyptian photographer Van Leo in Cairo. In 2001 he made the video Her + Him Van Leo and based it on the story of a woman who once entered Studio Van Leo and asked the artist to take pictures of her naked. At the...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: documentation, photography

1996 | 06:00
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An episode from a Lebanese TV series entitled Image + Sound.  Each episode in this groundbreaking program was based on paralleling TV news images alongside staged events. This episode was shot at the St. Georges church in Beirut before its...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: film or videomaking, middle east, war

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An intense conversation between two people one evening leads to a pictorial love story about loss and longing. An homage to Eric Rohmer and the attention he paid to the tiny details of everyday life. An eternal story of love and separation.

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: technology, time